CMS Immediately Suspends Advanced Payment Program and Revaluates Accelerated Payment Program

April 27, 2020

As of April 26, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will not be accepting any additional applications for the Advance Payment Program, and will be reevaluating all pending and new applications for payments under its Accelerated Payment Program to take into consideration historical direct payments made available through the Provider Relief Fund. CMS paid over $100 billion to providers and suppliers through these two programs to give providers emergency funding and to address cash flow issues for providers during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Provider Relief Fund will continue to be available to hospitals and other healthcare providers to deal with the COVID-19 response. As previously outlined, $30 billion has already been released to healthcare providers from the Provider Relief Fund, with more funding in the process of being released. For more information on the Accelerated and Advanced Payment Programs, please visit here . Additional information about the Provider Relief Fund can be found here .

Joshua M. Weaver
Phone: (214) 705-3516
Board Certified – Health Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Steve Litke
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Ashley E. Johnston
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Board Certified – Health Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Chris Reed
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Joseph E. Nelson
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Board Certified – Health Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Rachael Nelson Gearing
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Kevin Mitchell
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